Tim Tebow’s NFL Dream Likely Dead Because Idea of Tebow Never Matched Reality

September 5, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The problem Tim Tebow had, the problem Tim Tebow has long had, is that the idea of Tebow was always better than the reality of Tebow.
The idea of Tebow: Captain America in cleats...a football savior...he throws spirals and emotes hope...a cure...a phenomenon...a man who could turn around any franchise...an athlete...a passer...a winner...a winner who wants to win more than winning ever wanted to win because winning.
The reality of Tebow: slow, plodding even...mostly inaccurate passer...overblown as a multifaceted threat...or even a two-point threat because a restricted space like a two-point conversion requires quick thinking, accurate throwing and foot speed—he has none of those.
Many teams became enthralled by the idea of Tebow. First, the Broncos did, making one of the worst picks in the history of the draft, selecting him at 25th overall. He had his moments in Denver, sure. But again, the reality took over. Once teams studied Tebow, they adjusted. He couldn't.<...

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